Ocnus.Net
News Before It's News
About us | Ocnus? |

Front Page 
 
 Africa
 
 Analyses
 
 Business
 
 Dark Side
 
 Defence & Arms
 
 Dysfunctions
 
 Editorial
 
 International
 
 Labour
 
 Light Side
 
 Research
Search

Defence & Arms Last Updated: Jan 2, 2018 - 8:46:50 AM


Putin's "Wagner" mercenaries fought ISIS in Syria
By Express UK, 31/12/17
Jan 1, 2018 - 12:06:38 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

A SECRETIVE Russian mercenary group are believed to have fought alongside the regular troops in Syria, allowing Moscow to reduce the number of official servicemen.

The men in the private militia called Wagner fought alongside President Vladimir Putin�s regular army personnel in Syria against the opponents of the country�s president Bashir al-Assad.

It is believed that at least 150 people have died fighting for the �ghost army� but relatives of those who have ben killed in the conflict are now complaining about being kept in the dark about the circumstances.

Between 1,500 and 2,000 mercenaries, about half the size of Russia�s official military contingent in Syria, are thought to have been inside the middle eastern country at peak moments since Mr Putin announced military operations in September 2015.

Wagner units are understood to have played a role in key battles against Islamic State (ISIS) forces whilst working under the wing of Russia�s armed forces.

However the existence of Wagner is denied by the Russian defence ministry who keep its operations secret.


Source:Ocnus.net 2017

Top of Page

Defence & Arms
Latest Headlines
Farewell to the INF Treaty
Die Transformation vom chinesischen Drachen zu einem weltgrssten Datenkrake
Power Struggle in the Sea of Azov (II)
Iran: Desperately Seeking Success
Revolt of the Disgruntled
Targeting Ukraine to Test the West
Strategic Implications of Russia and Ukraines Naval Clash on November 25
Russian Caspian Flotillas Capacity to Project Force Threatens Littoral States and Ukraine
China Launches Additional Type 094 SSBNs
Electronic Weapons: Iran Again Running Dark